The video box settings allow the host to control each video box individually, overriding the participants’ controls in the current session. These include the Individual Video, Video Mosaic, Screen Sharing, and Media Player boxes. Each of these video boxes has its own drop-down menu.
Press the three-dot sign in order to get to the video box settings. It is accessible by pressing the three-dot sign at the top of the box and has the following options:
When the host opens, closes, chooses a full-screen of the video box – do the same for the participants.
If this option is ON (by default), participants’ video boxes are synchronized with the host’s. If the host opens it from the button on the right, it also opens on the participants’ screens.
Individual video box is used as an example in all images below but note that these settings are valid also for the Video Mosaic Box, Screen Sharing and Media Player.
However, each participant can close the box (only from their own point of view) by clicking on the “X” button in the top right corner of the box or by clicking on its icon on the right.
When the host closes the box from the “x” button, it closes for the host as well as for the participants, but every participant can open it afterward.
The same happens when the host closes the box from the corresponding button (individual video in this example) in the top right corner of the box. It closes for the host and also for the participants, but every participant can open it by clicking on its icon on the right.
The same is valid for entering and exiting full-screen mode. When the host enters full-screen mode from this button at the top of the box, it is shown in full screen on the host’s and also on the participants’ screens. Each participant can exit it by pressing the “esc” button on their keyboard or clicking on the “x” sign on their screen.
When the host exits the full-screen mode of the box (by pressing the “esc” button or the ”x” sign on their screen, as shown above), participants’ boxes also exit full-screen mode. But each participant can enter it again from this button at the top of the box.
When the setting is OFF the synchronized mode will be disabled and the participants’ video boxes will not sync with the host’s. If the host opens/closes a box or chooses full-screen mode, the participants’ screens will not be affected. In this case, the host and the participants control the video boxes independently from one another.
Forbid the participants to open and close the video-box, and to enter and exit full-screen.
When this option is turned ON, participants will not be able to close the box or enter full-screen mode. The Close and Full-screen buttons on their video box will disappear.
Also, participants will not be able to Open and Close the video box by clicking its icon on the right side of the screen. The video boxes are controlled only by the host. This option is turned OFF by default.
Full-screen mode for the participants
When the button Enter is clicked, the box will enter full-screen mode only for the participants, but not for the host.
When the button Exit is clicked, the box exits full-screen mode only for the participants, but not for the host.
Video box state for the participants
When the host clicks Open, it opens only for the participants, but not for the host.
When the host clicks Closed, it closes only for the participants, but not for the host.
Whether participants will be able to open or close the box on their screens depends on the state of the above-mentioned setting “Forbid the participants to open and close the video-box, and to enter and exit full-screen. The host will control it”.